Shaleen keeps the Portland, Oregon, office running smoothly. She’s one of the people behind internal and subcontractor invoicing and coordinating/scheduling project meetings. She’s also assisting with project controls and purchasing field crew consumables. Before joining Air Sciences, she worked in academic scientific research as a master algaculturer for encapsulating algae for biofuel and bioproducts and bio-remediating algae with wastewater. She has worked on the New Mexico Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NM EPSCoR) – a group charged with building the state’s capacity to conduct scientific research and training a diverse, well-qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. She has also worked in forensic anthropology research, examining the effects of avian decomposition on vegetation.
A competitive dancer when she was younger, she still dabbles in African dance. Her other passion — painting — has been featured a few times in the New Mexico State University Art magazine.